Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Cardinal: Matthew 6:25-34

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. A season to reflect and prepare for the coming of Jesus! Today is also time for another Stampin' Sisters in Christ  challenge based on scripture!

This week it is the Lovely Linda who is our hostess and the verse she chose is  from Matthew 6:25-34 . Be sure to stop by our home page to read her devotion.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?"
I have a bird feeder in the back yard and I love watching the cardinals come to feed. Their chirps are so distinctive and their color so vibrant. They always make me smile. They do not worry and I know I should not worry. I do though, no matter how often I have a strong talk with myself not to. So this is a good reminder at this time of the year as we prepare ourselves for Christmas. We are not to focus on the shopping for presents or food and all the other things that the world tells us we must have to make us or others happy at Christmas, instead focus on preparing our hearts.

The challenge this week is to create a project that has a bird on it - as DP, image or charm.

I think you can tell that my bird is center stage for this card. I love this winter cardinal, so bright and cheery.

Our sponsor this week is Sweet and Sassy with a  $10 gift card. 

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week:

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!

Stamps: GKD - Winter Wings
Paper: Gina K - Kraft and Red
Designer Paper: Graphics 45
Other: Red gems, ribbon, spellbinders die, Copics to color and sponging

The Sweetest Thing - Sketch (too late for the challenge but loved the sketch!
Simply Create Too - 2W – Week 1, All About Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - (2nd week) BINGO* (Die Cut, Gem, Ribbon)
Gingerloft -Winter OR ChristmasScrappy Frogs - Use Kraft Card Stock
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Anything Christmas


Becky said...

Beautiful card Miesje, I love watching birds and nature. I bet there is no high blood pressure among them :)

peggy wainman said...

Gorgeous card!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Miesje: Your Christmas card is so pretty! Your red bird is beautiful! Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your entries in ALL our upcoming challenges. PS I love Stampin'Sisters in Christ, Too!

SimplyCreateToo Design Team Member

ike said...

Fabulous colours on this card. Gorgeous.Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too.
Ike xx

Traci M said...

Miesje, I see cousin Fred in this, or is it Aunt Gladys? I so love your cheerful cardinal card, and even more your focus for Christmas preparations. It is so easy this time of year to get a wee bit caught up in the non-essentials, isn't it? Have a blessed week!!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful coloured card, thanks for joining us at Southern Girls, cheers sue x

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful colors and I love the gems, perfect touch! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Tinemor said...

So lovely Christmas Card!! Love the colores!

Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge at the "Anything Christmas - Challenge" Hope to see you again!

Hugs from Tine

Linda said...

One of my favorite Bible verses. This is a beautiful card too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. **Linda

Suzanne said...

great card thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

thinker said...

simply gorgeous! it reflects so well the verses from Matthew! Thanks for joining us Gingerloft Challenge

Debbie said...

Such a pretty card! The cardinal is beautiful!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this card is gorgeous! I love your beautifully coloured image and the divine sponging you have added! You are so focused in your faith Miesje - what a shining light you are! Thank you for sharing! {{{hugs}}}